July 2, 2015
Recently in Kampala I met the Deputy Executive Director of the Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA), and her environment and public health team to discuss our Memorandum of Understanding. Waiting for the meeting to begin, I scann...
June 19, 2015
The Middle East and North Africa, a region beset by conflict and instability, faces unparalleled water scarcity. Solving water security problems in each country could be the driver for greater regional cooperation and peace buildi...
June 9, 2015
Cooperation over shared waters in the Middle East and North Africa region is not well developed. The majority – well over 60% – of the available freshwater resources in the region is of transboundary nature and cooperation...
May 26, 2015
It’s no secret that the view from ground level is often significantly different from the 50,000-foot perspective. For water and wastewater utility managers around the world, that difference is a daily challenge. And many are mak...
May 20, 2015
Non-revenue water is one of the lowest hanging fruits in order to improve the efficiency of water utilities around the world. Especially the water losses in the distribution systems are obvious when analysing data from water utili...
May 8, 2015
Current water management offers examples of how we can foster responsibilities, capture opportunities and deliver new water solutions. To truly achieve a sustainable water future, however, utilities need to innovate beyond curre...
May 4, 2015
Kenya’s flood prone Nyando District highlights the growing need for better planning and greater investment. During a fact finding trip on my recent visit to Kenya, our group huddled around a community spokesman as he reminisced...
May 1, 2015
We need to move from words to action and we need to do it together. That is my take home message from the 7th World Water Forum, held recently in Korea. The Forum saw ample evidence of wide reaching achievements in the water secto...
April 16, 2015
In many countries the lack of adequate human capacity at all levels is the most important inhibiting factor for progress in water management. IWA’s recent study, An Avoidable Crisis, WASH Human Resource Capacity Gaps in 15 Devel...
April 15, 2015
The need to act on curbing greenhouse gas emissions to avoid a dangerous rise in global temperature is well known. While national governments are working their way to reach a global carbon accord in Paris later this year, much can...